IS Student Council visits Sanford House for Women

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The Intermediate School Student Council visited the Sarah Jane Sanford Home on Guy Park Avenue in Amsterdam this week. The Sarah Jane Sanford Home is an adult assisted living facility for women.

Advisers Lisa Caughey and Michele Marotta said the Student Council has focused its attention on connecting students with senior citizens in the area.

“We wanted to show the students that even though they might not get around as easily as they used to, they still enjoy young people and doing activities,” Marotta said.

Students did a paper craft with a residents. Marotta said students also made holiday cards for residents this winter and sent to them the week before Christmas.

“We talked to the students and explained that sometimes older people don’t have much family around, and don’t get to be with them for the holidays,” Marotta said. “We hoped sending them cards brightened their holiday.”